Mental Health and Wellbeing in Nottingham: Working together to make a difference

This event is a series of Awareness Raising and Skills Development sessions over a week period open to everyone who works within the Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham.

The objectives for the event are in line with the Wellness in Mind, the Nottingham Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and are shown below;

  • Promote wider discussion of mental health to reduce stigma
  • Increase awareness of the role of the wider workforce in improving mental health and wellbeing  
  • Highlight local services for people who need support for their mental health.
  • Increase understanding of the wide range of needs related to poor mental health
  • Raise awareness of self-management tools to support the wider workforce

Please find below the list of sessions that are on offer - click on the title to find out more information and download available presentations and resources.  

 

Title/Speaker

Session Description

Dates & Time

Audience

Opening Seminar – Responding to the Mental Health and Wellbeing of the City

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Mental Health training dates

Overview of Mental Health Training

Presenters:

Katy Ball, Director of Procurement and Children's Commissioning, Jane Bethea, Public Health Consultant, Representative from the CCG and Providers

Session will include;

  • Welcome to the start of the week of activity.
  • An introduction to the mental health needs of people living in Nottingham City and a summary of our strategic approach to improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Hear from Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group(CCG) about services available for our citizens to receive early help for common mental health problems.
  • Learn about the current services from local Mental Health Organisations including Wellness in Mind, Nottingham Recovery College, and Psychological Therapy Service Providers.
  • Engage with other local service providers at market place.

10 October

09.30am- 12.00pm

Leaders and Managers of Children’s and Vulnerable Adults Workforce.  Open to Front line workers as well.

Understanding the Behavioural, Emotional Mental Health (BEMH) Pathway and Effective Inter-agency working.

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Facilitator:

Karin Scott, CAMHS Manager, NCC

 

Session Overview: How do we utilise the BEMH Pathway within our work with Children, Young People and Families, and gain a better understand of Children and Young People's behaviour and emotional health needs.

Session Objectives or Outcomes:

  • An overview of difficult, complex behaviours in children
  • A whole family, multi-agency approach to working with this group of children
  • The BEMH Pathway and how to access this.

 

10 October

2.00- 4.00pm

Children’s and Families Workforce

Story Shop

No presentation available

Facilitated by Jonathan Wright, Involvement Centre Manager, DMH, Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust and delivered by six volunteers sharing their stories

Session Overview:

The chance to listen to real life stories and personal experiences of mental health.  The opportunity to ask questions you don’t get the chance to ask in everyday conversation and a session that will help you to see the person behind the illness.

Book onto The Story Shop to hear the struggles and Recovery of individual’s lives and gain an insight into what it’s like living with a mental health diagnosis.  Click here to see a video link of a Story Shop.

Session Objectives:

  • To raise awareness, promote understanding and challenge stigma around people with a mental health illness
  • To introduce the model of Recovery within mental health and how people can have meaningful lives even after a diagnosis of a serious mental health problem
  • For Storytellers to talk about what has worked for them with regards their wellbeing and for the Shop keepers (facilitators) to signpost to relevant services

11 October

 

10.00am to 12.30pm (You will be allocated times to attend between these times)

Children’s and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

Inter-parental relationships and the impact on child and adolescent mental health

No presentation available

Facilitator:

Professor Gordon Harold - Andrew and Virginia Professor of Psychology (Psychology) – Sussex University

Session Overview:

A specialist in CAMHS research, Professor Gordon Harold is commissioned by DWP to undertake research that underpins Government’s ‘Life Chances Strategy’. Professor Harold is also a consultant for the Early Intervention Foundation research work; sitting on their evidence panel as an independent assessor.  This masterclass explores startling new evidence focused on the relationship between couples, rather than their ability to parent, and how this impacts on child outcomes and child and adolescent mental health. The session will also explore how to implement theory into practical improvement in practice that improves outcomes for children and families.

Session Objectives:

  • Understanding new evidence on couple conflict and the relationship to child outcomes
  • To review evidence based parenting programmes and the impact on improving child outcomes and couple relationships
  • To be able to implement theory into improved practice and improved outcomes

11 October

2.00-4.30pm

Children’s and Families Workforce

Food and Mood Workshop

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Facilitator:

Amy McDonaldBDA WorkReady Accredited Dietitian, CityCare Partnership.

Session Overview:   The 2 hour workshop explores how food affects your mood, energy levels and concentration. It includes a discussion on what constitutes a healthy diet for optimum brain functioning, the importance of hydration and participants are given the opportunity to think about how food might be affecting their mood.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore how food and drink influence feelings and mood
  • Discuss practical dietary tips to get the most out of your day

12 October

09.30-11.30am

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Stress Busting Through Relaxation

No presentation available
Nottm City Primary Health Prospectus
Primary Health Registration form
Primary Health Spring Prospectus

Facilitators:

Robyn Devine, Peer Trainer and  Scott Pomberth, Peer Trainer, Nottingham Recovery College, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

 

Session Overview

Feeling under pressure and nearing boiling point?  Then this session is for you.

This session will look at what stress is, the common causes of stress and the effects stress can have on your body and mind.   We will look at various strategies for relieving stress and specifically learn about relaxation and its benefits to wellbeing.  We will explore the barriers and challenges to feeling relaxed and how to overcome them and learn about (and practice) various relaxation techniques.

 

Session Objectives:

  • To explore what relaxation means
  • To consider the benefits of relaxation
  • To acquire knowledge of the different relaxation techniques and practise some of the techniques
  • To explore the barriers to relaxation and explore how we might overcome these
  • To learn the effect of the stress response and the relaxation response and how this affects us physically and mentally

 

12 October

1.30-3.30pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Peer Support – Support Recovery

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Facilitator:

Liz Walker - Workforce Recovery Lead, Notts Health Care Trust

 

Session Overview: Peer support is all about offering support that is based on shared experiences and understanding, mutual respect and mutual empowerment. It is a way of being, thinking and acting rather than a specific role in itself.  Peer support has been shown to have benefits to people who use services, the workforce and the organisation.

During this session we will discuss the principles of peer support and how peers support recovery. We will share thoughts and ideas about how we can develop peer support in our services and how we can encourage and enable people who use services to access support from a peer.

Session Objectives:

  • To consider the values and principles peer support and recovery and how these inform current practice  
  • To describe how and where the people you support can access peer support
  • To discuss ways in which peer support can be developed in your team

13 October

09.30-11.30am

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Reducing Loneliness in Nottingham

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Facilitator:

Sharan Jones, Health and Wellbeing ManagerPublic Health and Kevin Banfield, Directorate Programme Manager , NCC

Session Overview

There is a growing body of evidence on the extent and impact of loneliness in later life. Over half of all people aged 75 and over live alone (ONS, 2010) and 59% of adults aged 52+ who report poor health say they feel lonely some of the time or often, compared to 21% who say they are in excellent health (Beaumont, 2013).   Individuals experiencing loneliness are also at higher risk of the onset of early disability. With regard to mental health problems, studies suggest that loneliness in old age brings an increased risk of depression, developing dementia and can lead to suicide.

 

Aims of the session

  • To review the latest statistics on older people and loneliness
  • To consider what we know about loneliness
  • To discuss the best way to measure loneliness
  • To learn about best practice in the city
  • To identify how we can work together better to have a greater impact

 

13 October

2.15-4.15pm

This session will be of interest to anyone wishing to improve the quality of life of older people in the city.

‘People with long term mental health problems will have healthier lives’ –How can we make a difference?

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Facilitator:

Liz Pierce - Insight Specialist, Public Health, NCC

 

Session Overview:  There is evidence that people with mental health problems die younger from preventable physical causes. How big a problem is this in Nottingham and what can be done about it?

This session will explain why improving physical health is a priority for people with mental health problems.

Session Objectives:

  • To increase understanding of the gap in physical health experienced by people with mental health problems
  • To explore what could make a difference to closing the gap
  • To consider the role of the wider workforce in improving the physical health of people with mental health problems

14 October

12.15-1.45pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Creating an Effective Response for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse (DSVA) with Complex Needs

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Facilitator:

Dr Lyndsey HarrisAssistant Professor in CriminologyCo-Editor Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, University of Nottingham

 

 

Session Overview

This session will draw upon findings of a project that aimed to increase wrap around service provision for women survivors with complex needs (Mental ill health and/or substance misuse including alcohol) in Nottingham. The session aims to challenge stereotypes; highlight the specific needs of women survivors with complex needs; and equip the workforce to provide appropriate service referrals.

Session Objectives:

  • Introduce the specific challenges for women survivors of DSVA with complex needs.
  • Highlight current service provision for survivors and additional training opportunities in the area.
  • Provide a reflective space, through the use of case studies, for consideration of appropriate referral practices in the City.

14 October

 

2.15-4.15pm

 Children’s and Adults Workforce